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Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas
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Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas is a quick and easy midweek lunch or dinner recipe, made in just 30 minutes.

Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas
We just came back home from New York City a couple of days ago. We had a great trip with many new experiences and memories. We had a whole list of places we need to visit and foods we need to try. Even though we didn’t manage to check everything off the list, we did manage to go to Prune. Prune is a lovely restaurant, famous for their Eggs Benedict. We wanted to order them too, but since we visited during the week, that sadly wasn’t possible, they only serve them on the weekends, during brunch. We got to try their Braised Escarole with Chili flakes and Garlic and we loved it. That tasty side dish inspired us to make this simple recipe, that you’re hopefully going to love as much as we do.

Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

This is such a beautifully balanced dish, that's colorful and incredibly delicious.

  • light and healthy midweek lunch or dinner
  • gluten-free and low-carb
  • flavorful with a silky buttery sauce
  • a great way to use escarole in a winter dish
  • a simple, yet a rich combination of flavors
  • quick and easy recipe, made in less than 30 minutes

Ingredients for Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

Pan-fried Salmon

How to make braised escarole?

Braised escarole (endive) is a delicious way to enrich your winter dinners. When braising this beautiful vegetable we make it less bitter. It goes incredibly well with fish and meat too. Preparation is quick and easy:

  1. Clean the escarole, remove the core and any brown leaves
  2. Separate the leaves
  3. Place a pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil
  4. Add anchovies and garlic
  5. Cook the leaves until they wilt
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes
  7. Season and Serve

Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

Pan-fried Salmon with Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

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Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    5
    minutes
  • cook:
    15
    minutes
  • total time:
    20
    minutes

METHOD

  • escarole

    Clean the escarole under running water. Remove the core and separate the leaves. Place a large pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of butter (approx. 40g) and one tablespoon of olive oil. When the butter is melted and start to foam, add the anchovies and crushed garlic cloves. Stir and egg escarole leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the leaves wilt and release water.

  • Braised Escarole and Chickpeas

    Increase the heat and cook for 3 - 4 minutes for the water to evaporate. Crowd the escarole on one side of the pan. Add lemon juice, white wine vinegar and cooked chickpeas to the pan. Continue to cook for one minute. Stir and remove from the heat. Add the rest of the butter. Season with salt, pepper, and freshly ground nutmeg. Optionally add one or two tablespoons of olive oil.

  • Pan-fried salmon

    Place a large pan over medium-high heat. Pat dry the salmon fillet. Season with salt and pepper. Gently brush the skin with olive oil. When the pan is hot, add a drizzle of olive oil. Place the salmon skin-side down into the pan, away from you. After about 30 seconds, press the salmon fillet using the fish spatula to get the salmon skin flat which will result in crispy skin. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet, then turn the fillet, turn off the heat and cook for another minute.

  • serve

    Divide the braised escarole with chickpeas between four plates. Add a pan-fried salmon fillet to each plate and serve.

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